Red

1999 Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Stags Leap District
Drink between 2007 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 147

  • dabigcat Likes this wine: (100 points)

    December 25, 2016 - Absolute perfection.

  • Cosmo M. Likes this wine: (96 points)

    October 14, 2016 - Powerful wine, still with plenty of life. Firm structure, bright acid, dried berry aroma and flavor. Smoke and tar on the long finish. A bit hot (alcohol-wise) but not over the top. A great wine.

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  • Smooth Jazz wrote: (88 points)

    September 12, 2016 - Lovely nose of berries and vanilla leads to a rich wallop on the palate with some prune flavors added in - but not much complexity or persistence culminating in a short unsatisfactory finish

    For the record, there is not much perceptible heat from the 14.9% alcohol

    Overall, this comes across as a touch too ripe and uninteresting for a nearly $300 wine retail

    An easy drinking, not particularly complex or long, fruit forward red that might be a good accompaniment to a juicy burger that you are grilling should just plain not cost that much

    Definitely not one for idle quaffing and contemplation

  • g-man Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 6, 2016 - I may be understating how good this was since it was served after some extremely good aged Bordeaux's but I had been anxious to try this after many years. Clean opening and decanted for 2 hours before trying. It's still a big wine in every sense with a nose of creosote and tar with some menthol peaking through. The palate was consistent with earth and brambly fruit coming through. I would like to try this again in a couple of years and I sense this is ready to blossom into a more expressive wine having shed its baby fat.

  • AlexHop Likes this wine: (97 points)

    July 29, 2016 - Wow! Intense and still young. Dark fruit and solid tannins and a long long finish.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vertical Tasting of Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select (Jul 2016), 7/1/2016 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    11/7/2003 (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/2/2003 (link)

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Vinous

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2003, IWC Issue #108 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select Stags Leap District) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/10/2004 (link) 89 points

    (Shafer Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select) Lovely, big, berry nose; tasty berry, vanilla, caramel palate with sweet tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Hillside Select
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • UPC Code 013528400023

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 5 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,926 (66%)
  • Consumed 970 (33%)

Food Pairing

Flannery dry aged ribeye

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